Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> romney saying the nation's debt is more than just paper. >> that is held by somebody. someone holds that. >> reporter: even supporters are split on how romney can win this race. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> he needs to stick be the facts. it's all about the economy. >> reporter: more than half the country has already started voting just days before the first presidential debate. more numbers now. gallup tells us that president obama's approval rating is still hovering around 50%. lynn, it turns out this could end up being his best month in terms of that approval rating in a year. >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in utah, it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. poor little guy. officers used a climbing rope to lasso the animal and hoist it to safety. it was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers, you may want to turn away. c
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the debate will center on domestic issues including the economy but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restr
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. "the wall street journal" reports nissan is bringing back the datsun in emerging economies. the bare bones version will go for as low as 3,000 bucks for a whole car. that's nice. >>> and finally, rome is cracking down on snacking. that's right. a new law banning eating near the city's historical sites carries a fine of up to $650. i would go broke there. >>> well, coming up, triple crown cabrera. the most famous second plate appearance in history. and manhu on a role. plus, one yankee plays hero twice in one night. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> we've had a good run of very warm temperatures from the summer right to the beginning of fall but things are about to change. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back. it is time now to get a check of what's new in sports. the magic number for the new york yankees is one. the yanks' raul ibanez came in clutch twice last night. down 3-1, ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit two-run homer and then had an rbi single in the 12th helping the yanks beat boston. a win tonight o
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns carried out billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multi-billion dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. this is according to a rewritten indictment bringing four charges against four long time employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall has spread to chains including whole foods, target and stop and shop. >>> honda is recalling 600,000 accords that may have a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. >>> congratulations to yahoo's marissa mayer. the new ceo and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy. >>> and in seattle, look at that.